221 results for Conference item, 2007

  • Estimation of Cronbach’s alpha for sparse datasets

    Lopez, M. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Cronbach’s alpha is widely used to evaluate the internal consistency of a psychometric instrument. Its popularity is largely based on a straightforward interpretation in terms of correlations, its ease of calculation and the guidance it gives to building a single dimensional scale. The standard calculation of alpha, however, requires a complete dataset and can give misleading results with sparse datasets. An alternative method of calculating an equivalent to Cronbach’s alpha is proposed that retains the essence of alpha and can be readily calculated for sparse datasets. A theoretical basis is given and the method is evaluated and validated against generated datasets.

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  • The use of a commercial ERP system: Teaching business systems computing students

    Comins, N.; Young, A. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper describes the use of a commercial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in an undergraduate degree course. It will describe the process of deciding on which system to use, the implementation of several different ERP systems and the integration of the system into the curriculum of the course. The paper will also discuss the different pedagogical uses of the system, the different ways in which such a system can be implemented and the advantages and disadvantages of the different systems that were implemented. The paper will conclude with lecturer and student feedback on the process and application of employing such a large system into the course to enhance the teaching and learning of a business information system to computing students..

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  • Key attributes for success within the ICT job market: a case study of ICT students' view

    Asgarkhani, M.; Wan, J. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper elaborates on attributes that are seen as being critical to success within the ICT sector roles. The required attributes as identified by a study of 205 randomly selected ICT roles have been compared with students’ perception (based on the preliminary results of a study of one student focus group). Overall, there were difficulties in drawing clear conclusions from the outcome of one case study only. However, we were able to identify some key issues in both agreements and mismatches on winning attributes for future studies.

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  • Where's the bling of the thing? Ethics, gaming and PBL-1

    McCarthy, D. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper describes an evaluation of PBL-Interactive (PBL-I), an authoring tool for an ethical decision making game, within the Dip ICT course, ET600 Ethics and professionalism, at Christchurch Polytechnic, Institute of Technology, (CPIT). The tool was developed through the e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF) for use in online and face to face delivery. While the prototype was developed and the usability testing conducted with student volunteers returned positive results, the limitations of the authoring tool in a multilinear gaming environment outweighed its affordances. In particular, the authoring mode interface lacked ease of use and functionality for advanced features such as video and audio required to develop multiple ethical choices to motivate students with advanced gaming experience in online and face to face learning environments.

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  • The ICT journey from diplomas to degrees: the CPIT staircasing experience

    Nesbit, T.; McCarthy, C. (2007)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    The purpose of this paper is to explore aspects of the pathways from diploma level study in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to degree level study in ICT. The aspects explored include the role that such pathways play for students who for a variety of reasons did not enter degree level study upon leaving the school education system and to evaluate their success rates when they transferred to degree level study mid way through their degree. Over seventy (70 students) who have completed the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Level 6 (DipICT L6) have transferred into the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies (BICT) at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology since 2002. These students are exempted from completing 180 credits of the 360 credits that are required for the BICT degree. This paper compares the success rates of these students in the BICT courses that they complete with the success rates of students who entered the BICT degree at year one and draws the conclusions that these students have success rates that are on a par with those of other students in the BICT degree and that the Staircasing arrangement that is in place is successful.

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  • Managing positive international relationships at the senior management level

    Cardno, Carol (2007-10-14)

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    Unitec

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  • Leading change: Managing collaboration effectively

    Cardno, Carol (2007-10-14)

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    Unitec

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  • Professional development: A critical concern for school leaders

    Cardno, Carol (2007-11-11)

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    Unitec

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  • Leading change: Managing collaboration in early childhood settings

    Cardno, Carol (2007-10-14)

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    Unitec

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  • Community Surveillance and Bureaucratic Control of Women Teachers: The Case of Agnes Wrigley 1893-1894

    Fitzgerald, Tanya (2007-08-31)

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    Unitec

    Presented to the Australia-New Zealand History of Education Society (Western Australia Branch), 21 May 2002, Perth, Australia. In 1894 Agnes Wrigley, the Head teacher of Fairburn Road District School in northern New Zealand, was dismissed by the local school committee. Reasons for this dismissal were predicated on unsubstantiated claims of incompetence and immoral conduct. The direct concern of the school board was not the competence of Agnes Wrigley as a classroom teacher but her perceived incompetence as a woman and a Head teacher. As a single woman teacher in a rural and remote community Agnes was treated with deep suspicion and as the case of Wrigley v. Fisher will show, the local community simultaneously offered public support to Agnes and colluded in the surveillance of her private activities. Described as a ‘broken flower’, Agnes was subjected to the bureaucratic control of the state that sought to discipline, exclude and exploit her professional work as a teacher and her private (and gendered) position as a citizen in a rural and remote community.

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  • De-colonizing journalism curricula: A research & ‘development’ perspective

    Papoutsaki, Evangelia (2007-01-01)

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    Unitec

    This paper argues that there is a need to decolonise journalism curricula and practices from the prevailing western models. Putting journalism curricula in the wider context of higher education in developing and non western countries is an important step towards this direction. The paper looks at journalism education from a society/region's specific knowledge and information needs, placing attention on external factors such as the importance placed on western values, education and journalism practices. It questions the western dominance in journalism curricula and practices and discusses how journalism curricula in non-western and developing countries require a different approach to content and delivery and places emphasis on the value of research as a pedagogical and epistemological tool.

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  • A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm Approach to Multi-objective ERP Training Scheduling Problems

    Ching-Long, Su; Wu-Chen, Su (2007)

    Conference paper
    Unitec

    It mainly addresses a hybrid multiobjective training scheduling genetic algorithm in this research. We can get the schedule that almost matches the real decisive results to help enterprises proceed with training scheduling successfully by the algorithm. It can reduce from a week to twenty minutes in schedule. The enterprise can cost less to proceed with the schedule and have great elasticity to make decision. Finally, it lets employee in the enterprise help ERP (enterprise resource planning) system working successfully by joining the training though the establishment of enterprise decision support system and makes the enterprises’ operation cope with changeable businessenvironment with the most effective ways.

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  • Estimation of Cronbach’s alpha for sparse datasets

    Lopez, M. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Cronbach’s alpha is widely used to evaluate the internal consistency of a psychometric instrument. Its popularity is largely based on a straightforward interpretation in terms of correlations, its ease of calculation and the guidance it gives to building a single dimensional scale. The standard calculation of alpha, however, requires a complete dataset and can give misleading results with sparse datasets. An alternative method of calculating an equivalent to Cronbach’s alpha is proposed that retains the essence of alpha and can be readily calculated for sparse datasets. A theoretical basis is given and the method is evaluated and validated against generated datasets.

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  • The use of a commercial ERP system: Teaching business systems computing students

    Comins, N.; Young, A. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper describes the use of a commercial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in an undergraduate degree course. It will describe the process of deciding on which system to use, the implementation of several different ERP systems and the integration of the system into the curriculum of the course. The paper will also discuss the different pedagogical uses of the system, the different ways in which such a system can be implemented and the advantages and disadvantages of the different systems that were implemented. The paper will conclude with lecturer and student feedback on the process and application of employing such a large system into the course to enhance the teaching and learning of a business information system to computing students..

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  • Key attributes for success within the ICT job market: a case study of ICT students' view

    Asgarkhani, M.; Wan, J. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper elaborates on attributes that are seen as being critical to success within the ICT sector roles. The required attributes as identified by a study of 205 randomly selected ICT roles have been compared with students’ perception (based on the preliminary results of a study of one student focus group). Overall, there were difficulties in drawing clear conclusions from the outcome of one case study only. However, we were able to identify some key issues in both agreements and mismatches on winning attributes for future studies.

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  • Where's the bling of the thing? Ethics, gaming and PBL-1

    McCarthy, D. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This paper describes an evaluation of PBL-Interactive (PBL-I), an authoring tool for an ethical decision making game, within the Dip ICT course, ET600 Ethics and professionalism, at Christchurch Polytechnic, Institute of Technology, (CPIT). The tool was developed through the e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF) for use in online and face to face delivery. While the prototype was developed and the usability testing conducted with student volunteers returned positive results, the limitations of the authoring tool in a multilinear gaming environment outweighed its affordances. In particular, the authoring mode interface lacked ease of use and functionality for advanced features such as video and audio required to develop multiple ethical choices to motivate students with advanced gaming experience in online and face to face learning environments.

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  • The ICT journey from diplomas to degrees: the CPIT staircasing experience

    Nesbit, T.; McCarthy, C. (2007)

    Conference item
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    The purpose of this paper is to explore aspects of the pathways from diploma level study in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to degree level study in ICT. The aspects explored include the role that such pathways play for students who for a variety of reasons did not enter degree level study upon leaving the school education system and to evaluate their success rates when they transferred to degree level study mid way through their degree. Over seventy (70 students) who have completed the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Level 6 (DipICT L6) have transferred into the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies (BICT) at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology since 2002. These students are exempted from completing 180 credits of the 360 credits that are required for the BICT degree. This paper compares the success rates of these students in the BICT courses that they complete with the success rates of students who entered the BICT degree at year one and draws the conclusions that these students have success rates that are on a par with those of other students in the BICT degree and that the Staircasing arrangement that is in place is successful.

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  • Dense multiscale motion extraction from cardiac Cine MR tagging using HARP technology

    Florack, L; van Assen, H; Suinesiaputra, A (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    We propose an operational method to extract the left ventricle (LV) systole dynamics using harmonic phase (HARP) images extracted from tagged cardiac MR sequences. Established techniques to generate HARP sequences provide independent evidence for motion extraction, in the sense that the combined linear system for scalar brightness conservation, applied to the HARP images, can be uniquely solved for a dense field of motion parameters without the need for regularization. In contrast to some of the previously proposed popular methods, no segmentation or tracking of tags over time, nor interpolation of a sparse motion field explicitly coupled to the tag pattern is required, and the problem of tag fading is bypassed. An important novelty is the incorporation of automatic local scale selection so as to obtain a robust solution, which not only yields a stable, but also a smoothly varying motion field of the (healthy) LV myocardial wall. The scheme relies on an integer parameter representing order of approximation, and allows one to simultaneously obtain a dense field of differential tensors capturing the low order differential structure of the motion field, which is useful for the computation of relevant local quantities such as strain rates and material acceleration fields. The methodology is generic and straightforward to implement, and can be generalized to 3D and, in principle, to account for higher order differential structure.

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  • Well imagined but poorly executed: Nationalism in the Nanjing decade 1927-1937

    Phillips, Richard (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Developmental Stages in PT: A fresh look.

    Charters, Areta (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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